Ladd pp. 64-67 Alyce Reynolds (10:46)
Explores international and national perspectives on Deaf political organizations, especially in the United Kingdom and United States of America, their history, missions/purposes, focuses, activities, struggles. Also discusses World Federation of the Deaf and European Union of the Deaf.
Ladd CH1 p. 37-39 Miller (5:52)
Discusses the negative impacts of the 3 confusions discussed in previous 3 sections have on Deaf people’s political and academic goals. Mentions the Smithsonian Museum’s attempt to exhibit American Deaf community and Oralism’s impact on it during the 1990′s and how the Alexander Graham Bell Society thwarted it. Discusses advantages and disadvantages of the term “deaf-mute” to clarify. Points out who is really benefitting & who is NOT benefitting from this confusion and cover-up.
Ladd CH1 p.30-32 Falgier (9:05)
Discusses the Oralism/Mask of Benevolence’s powerful grip on media in framing society’s thinking about Deaf people and their issues — confusing them about Deaf people as individuals vs as a community. Also, Oralism colonialism damaged Deaf organizations’ abilities to be Deaf-centered, confident, independent from the Mask of Benevolence.
Ladd INTRO p. 21-25 Lentz (14:45)
Discusses what CULTURE is, difficulties and discomfort of studying one’s own culture. Also, discusses differences in characteristics of majority and minority cultures and the importance of cultural literacy